Wingate Institute

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Wingate Institute
מכון וינגייט
Wingate Institute (3144).jpg
South of Netanya
Physical education in the Wingate Institute in 1959.

The Wingate Institute (Hebrew: מכון וינגייט‎), officially Orde Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports (Hebrew: המכון לחינוך גופני ולספורט ע"ש אורד וינגייט‎), is a sports training facility located south of Netanya, Israel, established in 1957. Named after Orde Wingate, the facility serves as the host facility for numerous Israeli national teams as well as a military training base.

In 1989, the institute was awarded the Israel Prize, for sport.[1]

Schools and bodies within Wingate Institute[edit]

  • Nat Holman School for Coaches and Trainers (Hebrew: בית הספר למאמנים ומדריכים ע"ש נט הולמן‎)
  • Ribstein Centre for Research, Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy (Hebrew: מרכז ריבשטיין לרפואת ספורט ולמחקר‎)
  • International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: היד לאיש הספורט היהודי‎)
  • Turner Pedagogical Centre (Hebrew: המרכז הפדגוגי ע"ש טרנר‎)
  • Cultivation of Young Talent in the Sport-Gifted Centre (Hebrew: המרכז לטיפוח מחוננים בספורט‎)
  • The Gymnast sculpture in Wingate Institute By Daniel Baharier
    Swimmer sculpture in Wingate Institute By Daniel Baharier
    Centre for the Development of Sports Achievement (Hebrew: יחידה לספורט הישגי‎)
  • Basketball players sculpture in Wingate Institute by Daniel Baharier
    Basketball players sculpture in Wingate Institute By Daniel Baharier
    Headquarters for the Israeli Diving Federation

Military training[edit]

Bahad 8
בה"ד 8
Part of Wingate Institute
Netanya, Israel
Coordinates32°15′39″N 34°50′03″E / 32.260808°N 34.834288°E / 32.260808; 34.834288
Site information
Open to
the public

Bahad 8 sits within the Wingate Institute. It acts as a training ground for soldiers' fitness as well as hand-to-hand combat.


On the campus of the Wingate Institute, are numerous athletic fields. There is one rugby pitch that serves as the home pitch of the Israel national rugby union team. Additionally, the numerous fields have been used as the venues for various events during the Maccabiah Games.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1989 (in Hebrew)".

External links[edit]